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MSA FIELD TRIP: BISBEE & TOMBSTONE MINE TOURS

  • 07/24/2021
  • 9:30 AM
  • 07/25/2021
  • 4:00 PM
  • Queen Mine in Bisbee and the GoodEnough-Toughnut Mines are in Tombstone

Registration

  • Attending the Bisbee Mining Tour on July 24th @ 9.30 AM ($14.00 at check-in)
  • Attending the GoodEnough Mining Tour in Tombstone July 25th at 11.00 AM ($18.00 at check-in for adults)
  • Attending the Toughnut Mine Tour in Tombstone July 25th at 11.00 AM ($50.00 at check-in)

MSA FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

BISBEE & TOMBSTONE MINE TOURS

BISBEE: THE QUEEN MINE TOUR
July 24th, 2021

Photo by Kevin JohnsonOn this tour, you will board a mine train and descend 1,500 feet underground into what was once one of the richest copper mines in the history of the US.

The Queen Mine opened in 1877 and discontinued mining operations in the mid-1970's. It opened again as a tour mine in 1976.

The mining district in this area has approximately 2,500 miles of tunnels. 

To read more about the Queen Mine and its history, please visit their website at www.queenminetour.com 

Photo by Kevin Johnson.

MEET TIME: 9.30 AM (meeting location will be sent @ registration). The Tour starts at 10.30 and you have to be there at least 30 minutes before the tour to check in.

END TIME: The Tour lasts approximately 1 hour. At this time, the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum is closed for visits. This would otherwise be included to be visited following the mine tour. The Museum also offers guided 'Historical Tours" of the town of Bisbee. We will keep you updated on the opening and services of the Museum. If anyone has any other suggestions for additional sites to visit in the afternoon, please feel free to contact the trip leader.

LIMITED TRIP: Minimum of 10 participants and maximum of 30. 

TRAVEL NOTE:  Please allow at least an additional 30 minutes more  than normal to get to the meeting spot.

VEHICLE:  All vehicles will be able to go to this trip.

SAFETY:  The Tour management advises face coverings at this time.  Bring water.

RECOMMENDED: No open toe shoes or high heels, normal day hiking clothing.

MATERIAL:  There is no mineral collection allowed on this tour.

TRIP LEADER: Ken Elliott

RSVP REQUIRED by 6PM on Friday, July 2, 2021.

MSA Members Only.

TOMBSTONE: THE GOODENOUGH MINE TOUR
July 25th, 2021

This is a 45 minute fully narrated tour which takes you approximately 100 feet underground into the Goodenough Silver Mine.

This mine has a history going back to the 1880's and is apart of 300 mile labyrinth of tunnels dug beneath Tombstone.

The tour is an easy to walk through tour and has a well lit path and includes a 60 step stairway with handrails.  

To read more about the Goodenough Mine and its history, please visit their website at www.goodenoughsilvermine.com

Photo from the Goodenough tour website.

MEET TIME: Time to be determined. Tours are offered every hour from 11.00 AM (meeting location will be sent @ registration). Please be there at least 30 minutes before the tour to check in.

END TIME: The Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.  If anyone has any other suggestions for additional sites to visit, please feel free to contact the trip leader.

LIMITED TRIP: Minimum of 10 participants and maximum of 30. 

TRAVEL NOTE:  Please allow at least an additional 30 minutes more  than normal to get to the meeting spot.

VEHICLE:  All vehicles will be able to go to this trip.

SAFETY:  The Tour management advises face coverings at this time.  Bring water.

RECOMMENDED: No open toe shoes or high heels, normal day hiking clothing.

MATERIAL:  There is no mineral collection allowed on this tour.

TRIP LEADER: Ken Elliott

RSVP REQUIRED by 6PM on Friday, July 2, 2021.

MSA Members Only.

TOMBSTONE: THE TOUGHNUT MINE TOUR
July 25th, 2021

This is a 2-3 hour tour with an approximately 1/2 mile hike that takes you 200-250 feet underground into the Toughnut Mine. Well informed guides lead you through this underground adventure.

During this tour you will encounter wooden ladders to climb and small passages to crawl through. (A person needs to be in reasonably good shape for this tour)

To read more about the Toughnut Mine and its history, please visit their website at www.goodenoughsilvermine.com

Photo by Kevin Johnson.

MEET TIME: Time to be determined. Tours are offered every hour from 11.00 AM (meeting location will be sent @ registration). Please be there at least 30 minutes before the tour to check in.

END TIME: The Tour lasts approximately 2-3 hours.  

LIMITED TRIP: Maximum of 10 participants. 

TRAVEL NOTE:  Please allow at least an additional 30 minutes more  than normal to get to the meeting spot.

VEHICLE:  All vehicles will be able to go to this trip.

SAFETY:  The Tour management advises face coverings at this time.  Bring water.

RECOMMENDED: Durable clothing and hiking boots suitable for climbing and crawling.

MATERIAL:  There is no mineral collection allowed on this tour.

TRIP LEADER: Kevin Johnson

RSVP REQUIRED by 6PM on Friday, July 2, 2021.

MSA Members Only.

Hope to see you there!

Stan Celestian

2021 MSA Field Trip Coordinator


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